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Protective Behaviours - Skills for Life
Protective Behaviours - Skills for Life

Child Protection

Child ProtectionRecognising Child Abuse ‹ Indicators of abuse

Indicators of abuse


Indicators of abuse

Most cases of child abuse are not identified based on a single event or indicator.  Indicators usually occur in clusters but the absence of indicators does not exclude the possibility that abuse is occurring. 

The following indicators may lead to a concern that a child is being subjected to abuse.  Indicators should be considered in the context of the child’s age, capabilities, medical and developmental history.

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Indicators of abuse
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